Asian Journal of Mathematics
Volume 18 (2014)
Isoparametric hypersurfaces and metrics of constant scalar curvature
Pages: 53 – 68
We showed the existence of non-radial solutions of the equation $\Delta u - \lambda u + \lambda u^q = 0$ on the round sphere $S^m$, for $q \lt (m + 2) / (m - 2)$, and study the number of such solutions in terms of $\lambda$. We show that for any isoparametric hypersurface $M \subset S^m$ there are solutions such that $M$ is a regular level set (and the number of such solutions increases with $\lambda$). We also show similar results for isoparametric hypersurfaces in general Riemannian manifolds. These solutions give multiplicity results for metrics of constant scalar curvature on conformal classes of Riemannian products.
Yamabe equation, isoparametric hypersurfaces
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification